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C and C based languages module C050
C - General
Exercises, examples and other material relating to training module C050. This module is presented on Private Courses and Specially Run Courses only

C is the bedrock behind all the other modern scripting languages from Perl to Java and from Lua to PHP - they're all written in C. And it's used for heavy compute and low level programming too. Modern computing wouldn't be possible without C - but that does not necessarily mean that YOUR application should be written in C these days - there may be other more effective choices.
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Introduction to the C Programming Language

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Examples from our training material
cppex.c   uses of preprocessor directives (cpp)
globals.h   include file for cppex.c
pinc.c   Pascal's Triangle - calloc'd rows
pinc2.c   Pascal's triangle all in calloc'd memory
remember.c   Call by value v call by address
starstar.c   multilevel pointers
tryme.c   realloc - adds new memory in sizeable chunks
Background information
Some modules are available for download as a sample of our material or under an Open Training Notes License for free download from [here].
Topics covered in this module
What is C?
What is C used for?
What sort of language is C?
Is C the right language for me?
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